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Photo Challenge #229 – Resilience

Image: – Annija Veldre She faced everything thrown at her The abuse of ‘loved ones’ The trauma of suffering The moments of despair. Slowly they wore her down The fight in her whittled away She succumbed, retreated Faded from the … Continue reading

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Photo Challenge #227 – The Faceless Girl

Image: – CityVarsity The faceless girl appears so often in my dreams. Sometimes she leads me in pastures adorned with sunflowers Sometimes it’s her at the bottom of a chasm Protecting me from the destruction of my own making. So … Continue reading

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FOWC with Fandango — Kowtow

To kowtow or not to kowtow That is the question, When surrounded by outrageous lies Deceit and innuendo. When truth becomes a marginal commodity And twisting reality suits Financial and political gain One must question the veracity Of those purporting … Continue reading

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Photo Challenge #221 – Indifference Reigns

Image credit Mattias Milos via Unsplash   Do you think you can step through? Forty years of confinement is no small potatoes.   A bell rings: You awake, get up, toilet, dress, stand to attention. Awaiting permission to move, to … Continue reading

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Haibun Monday: Who? What? Why?

Write a haibun about what/who inspired you to write poetry. I started writing ‘poetry’ when I was in my teenage years. I found it a means to express my feelings mainly about girls I thought I should know and fall … Continue reading

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Photo Challenge #204 – Dead at Fifty

Image – Hossein Zare He tried the road less travelled Dead end! Then he followed the crowd. Dead end! He tried finding himself within the cosmos Ended up lost He tried losing himself in the humdrum Ended up lost. Stood … Continue reading

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Manic Monday #9 Challenge – Turn the Page

Based on Bob Seger’s “Turn the Page. She was the bravest of women, Full not only of determination But compassion for others And a fierce passion for the things she held dear. It wasn’t always so, she led a life … Continue reading

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